991 GTS diverted to 992 S

991 GTS diverted to 992 S

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Centrente

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54 posts

11 months

Thursday 25th February
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First of all thank you to all the highly knowledgable people here on PH who have helped me get into my new Porsche. I actually posted a while back about a 997 GTS as a weekend car..but I realized I already have weekend cars I don't have time to drive.

Long story short, we decided that with kids pretty much grown up, and living in central London as we do, we no longer needed a big fast estate (C63 AMG 6.3). And with life being short and all that (a death in the family brought this very much home), time for a daily driver 911.

Started the search late last year for a 991.2 GTS cabrio, which I absolutely loved driving. But it was hard to find the right spec - GTS alcantara pack, carbon, not black or white, pre-GPF etc. The cars that did come up were upper 80s/90s. So they overlapped with 992 Ss.

The reasoning then was, for the 85% of the time the car is driven in London on less exciting journeys, the 992 is a better car. Against the 992 was potential depreciation - the steep part of the curve hasn't yet flattened. And the GTS is more exciting. But pros included more space, more refinement, and just being a generation more advanced. I drove a 992 to Italy and back last summer and enjoyed it a lot.

So anyway, this Saturday I become the proud owner of an agate grey/mojave beige 992 S cabriolet from an OPC. Paid more than I had budgeted for the GTS, but what the hell, and still less than £100k. And it won't depreciate as much as many things.

Posting only because I am very excited. I also think that I am probably not the only one who has made this decision, 992 S instead of 991.2 GTS, much as the latter is fantastic. And yes, I know I will be overshadowed by the 992 GTS very soon, but hey. It won't make my car any worse.

Planning the "scenic route" back from the dealership (more than 100 miles away) now, Saturday is looking sunny. And apologies if you read this on another forum, I am just brimming with excitement.

Final word, this is definitely a lockdown purchase. I would have had too many other distractions/travel in normal times.


richterswil

784 posts

155 months

Thursday 25th February
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Congrats. When all said and done it is a 911. That’s all that matters!!

Enjoy!!

Grantstown

368 posts

51 months

Thursday 25th February
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Great daily driver. Wishing you many happy miles!

zainster

428 posts

140 months

Thursday 25th February
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Congrats on a great purchase OP!

Fatherdougal

94 posts

14 months

Thursday 25th February
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Congrats! I bought a 991.2 GTS cabrio (Carmine Red!) a week and a half ago, very much in the same vein as you (family bereavement, life's too short).

You sound v excited - just as it should be - enjoy!!!

OSHB47

34 posts

14 months

Friday 26th February
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Well, like you I am also very excited as I picked up my manual 991.2 GTS this week.
991 or 992, you’re not going to be disappointed! Congrats, and enjoy it!

Davey S2

12,548 posts

218 months

Friday 26th February
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OSHB47 said:
Well, like you I am also very excited as I picked up my manual 991.2 GTS this week.
991 or 992, you’re not going to be disappointed! Congrats, and enjoy it!
That is lovely.

bridggar1

8 posts

5 months

Friday 26th February
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I too purchased a 911 in lockdown - most expensive click & collect I've ever done! Sadly after 15 miles it wet itself so is having a new waterpump installed. Thankful for warranty as they claim it'll take three days to fix.

Centrente

Original Poster:

54 posts

11 months

Friday 26th February
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Thank you everyone!

Was the Carmine Red 991.2 the one at JZM? If so, I was sorely tempted by that but my wife refused red.

Miami/Riviera Blue manual looks like a dream. In the ideal world if I lived in the Cotswolds I’d have bought a manual GTS. But PDK required for city driving. I have a couple of manual Ferraris and they are a pain in London.

Centrente

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54 posts

11 months

Monday 1st March
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Pick the car up on Saturday from OPC Nottingham. Very memorable driving weekend in the February sunshine. Some pictures here, and full impressions on driving and options to follow.


Centrente

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54 posts

11 months

Monday 1st March
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Centrente

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11 months

Monday 1st March
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lastexile69

424 posts

135 months

Monday 1st March
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Stunner!
With the 992 generation I think the mahoosive arse of the cabrio is finally under control and looking good!! rofl

Big congrats thumbup

Centrente

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54 posts

11 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Thank you. Yes, I think the car looks stunning. I had a lot of thumbs up and positive comments even in central London, which doesn’t usually happen in a Porsche!


RevHappy

1,551 posts

126 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Was in a similar situation last year between the 991.2 GTS and 992. Went 992 but could fine the right stock car so bit the bullet and spec’ed a to order, more driver focused S and plenty of Race-Tex. They are great cars, enjoy.

MDL111

5,271 posts

141 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Congratulations - that looks very nice and now that summer is on the way, hopefully plenty of days to use it

Centrente

Original Poster:

54 posts

11 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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RevHappy said:
Was in a similar situation last year between the 991.2 GTS and 992. Went 992 but could fine the right stock car so bit the bullet and spec’ed a to order, more driver focused S and plenty of Race-Tex. They are great cars, enjoy.
Thank you, Interesting, I think I was v lucky to find my preferred spec, or what I think is a good spec anyway. There’s lots of options I would have been happy with but the key for me was the colour combo, plus PSE, Sport Chrono and I love the wheels. I can take or leave some of the other options this car has, and would be equally happy with some others it doesn’t have.

The car is a real hoot to drive. So many fast cars these days are brilliant but not fun, this is both. And it’s also a pussycat in town, while when you push it on twisty lanes it can be quite wild. I feel the engine even in S form feels a bit detuned, the GTS will probably feel more natural..but it’s so fast in everyday driving. I love N/A engines but unless you are able to rev it out frequently every day (which I just can’t) this is a different league of fast to the 991.1 S or GTS.

I am also so impressed by the precision of the steering and the PDK in the 992. The steering is not like a hydraulic system but it is pretty damn good, and the car feels alive, again not always the case with fast modern cars. The PDK is so good it makes me question whether I would want a manual even in ideal conditions, and I own two of the last manual Ferraris, so that’s a statement!

Brilliant car, so far.

Centrente

Original Poster:

54 posts

11 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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MDL111 said:
Congratulations - that looks very nice and now that summer is on the way, hopefully plenty of days to use it
Thank you. Yes, fingers crossed for a spring like last year, weather wise anyway..

RevHappy

1,551 posts

126 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Centrente said:
Thank you, Interesting, I think I was v lucky to find my preferred spec, or what I think is a good spec anyway. There’s lots of options I would have been happy with but the key for me was the colour combo, plus PSE, Sport Chrono and I love the wheels. I can take or leave some of the other options this car has, and would be equally happy with some others it doesn’t have.

The car is a real hoot to drive. So many fast cars these days are brilliant but not fun, this is both. And it’s also a pussycat in town, while when you push it on twisty lanes it can be quite wild. I feel the engine even in S form feels a bit detuned, the GTS will probably feel more natural..but it’s so fast in everyday driving. I love N/A engines but unless you are able to rev it out frequently every day (which I just can’t) this is a different league of fast to the 991.1 S or GTS.

I am also so impressed by the precision of the steering and the PDK in the 992. The steering is not like a hydraulic system but it is pretty damn good, and the car feels alive, again not always the case with fast modern cars. The PDK is so good it makes me question whether I would want a manual even in ideal conditions, and I own two of the last manual Ferraris, so that’s a statement!

Brilliant car, so far.
Last summer there wasn’t that much stock or new car allocations, so I was lucky to get a build slot. Plus not having to compromise on spec was great for a change or get something over optioned just to get the bits I wanted. It’s a real jack of all trades car and fun getting to know it as a daily and not a weekender which Ferrari’s are.

Not Ideal

2,728 posts

152 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Congrats and great write-up and feedback. Enjoyed reading that.